Chairman of the Bayelsa State chapter of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Laye Julius has assured members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) of better working relationship.
He gave the assurance when members of the South-South and East-South zones of the union paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Yenagoa.
Comrade Julius described PENGASSAN, as one of the most respected bodies in the TUC and thanked them for the visit.
He said since he assumed office as TUC chairman, he has accorded priority to the welfare of civil servants and pensioners in the state, noting that Bayelsa State in the last one year has been rated as one of the states in the country were the thirty thousand naira minimum wage is been implemented.
The TUC boss pointed out that the era were pensioners would have to protest before their entitlements were paid was over, stressing the they now receive what is due them at the appropriate time.
He maintained that the current administration of Governor Douye Diri has changed the narratives for civil servants in the state as they now receive their salaries between 25 and 26 of every month.
Julius thanked the governor for putting square peg in square hole in the various ministries as Permanent Secretaries as well as giving listening ears to labour and its affiliates body.
Earlier, Dr. Williams Mbuk, Public Relations Officer of PENGASSAN Port Harcourt zone, said the visit became imperative due to the relationship between the both unions and also to formally invite him for a meeting in Yenagoa.
Mbuk lauded Comrade Julius for his leadership style which has placed Bayelsa State among states were civil servants gratuities and payment of salaries are given prompt attention.